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Publications

The Center for Rural Health produces publications of several types, including maps and presentations.

2018

Rural Health Research Recap - Opioid Use and Treatment Availability
Examines opioid use in rural communities as well as the perceived need for and use of treatment for opioid use disorder.
Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2018
Type: Fact Sheet

2017

Brain Injury Survivor Helps Others
Matt White is a brain injury survivor interning at the North Dakota Brain Injury Network. He's using his experience to help others dealing with similar situations.
Author(s): Leier, M.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: September 2017
Type: Article
Defining Systems to Evaluate System Efficiency and Effectiveness
Article focuses on the application of systems thinking, systems theory and systems evaluation theory (SET) in evaluating of modern day systems efficiency and effectiveness.
Author(s): Renger, R., Foltysova, J., Renger, J., Booze, W.
Publication: Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 17(3), 4-13
Date: August 2017
Type: Journal Article
Giving Native Elders a Voice
Sloan Henry co-hosted a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. It was a chance for Native elders to voice concerns to tribal leaders and the community.
Author(s): Leier, M.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: August 2017
Type: Article
Scrubs Project Report
Project report for Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camps and Scrubs Academy.
Projects: Area Health Education Center Program, Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program, State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Nissen, K.
Date: August 2017
Type: Report
Use of the Emergency Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Among Women
A study by the Rural Health Reform Research Center shows that women with mental health (MH) and substance abuse (SA) issues are putting a strain on emergency departments (EDs). This study helps identify trends among women in rural and urban communities who utilize the ED for MH/SA. The information can be used to help communities provide more relevant, appropriate, and less costly care.
Project: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Peterson, M., Jaeger, J.
Date: July 2017
Type: Fact Sheet
Keeping the Public in Rural Public Health
Theresa Will has an innovative approach with partnering to improve Public Health within her community.
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: June 2017
Type: Article

2016

What's in a Name?
Grand Forks is home to a national program with a big reputation in the rural health world. The Rural Health Information Hub provides the continued high-level service that their customers have come to expect, all under a new name.
Project: Rural Health Information Hub
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: March 2016
Type: Article

2015

Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health Celebrates 30 Years
Longtime statewide gathering of health professionals helps to improve the health of North Dakotans.
Project: Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: July 2015
Type: Article
"HOSA" Spells the Future of North Dakota's Healthcare Workforce
Middle school and high school students explore becoming healthcare professionals through participation in the North Dakota HOSA group.
Projects: Area Health Education Center Program, State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: March 2015
Type: Article